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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do you define anaerobic in relation to your products?

Q: If anaerobics cure in the absence of air, how come they don't cure in the sealed bottle?
Q: I cannot get an assembly apart where a threadlocker was used. What solvent will break the threadlocker down?
Q: Can I use a threadlocker for non-threaded assemblies like locking bearings or bushings in housings or on shafts?
Q: What is the optimum fit for using anaerobic retaining compounds if I want to maximize my shear strength?
Q: Do you recommend using anaerobics on plastics?
Q: Can the cure of anaerobics be accelerated via heat?
Q: Do I need to use a primer with anaerobics?
Q: What is the proper way to apply threadlockers for both thru and blind hole applications?
Q: Are threadlockers fungus resistant?
Q: Are anaerobics compatible with rubber parts the products may come in contact with in the liquid state prior to cure?
Q: Can anaerobics be used on oil-impregnated parts?
Q: What are the differences between Threadlockers 222 & 222MS?
Q: Can I substitute Gasket Eliminator 518 for 515?
Q: How do we define breakaway and prevailing torque?
Q: Are the new stick threadlockers 248 & 268 the same as any of Loctite's liquid threadlockers?
Q: The new Worldwide formatted data sheets include a graph for Cure Speed vs Substrate which is often misinterpreted. A similar graph for Cure Speed vs Activator is also misinterpreted for the same reason. What is misconstrued?


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